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Somebody Up There Likes Me
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Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956

Based on boxer Rocky Graziano's autobiography and directed by Robert Wise, this poignant biopic nabbed Oscars for Cinematography and Art Direction. Raised in a slum, young Graziano (Paul Newman) has turned to a life of petty crime. He eventually discovers boxing and makes a living fighting in fixed games. But as he develops his talent, Graziano gradually gains self-respect -- and spars his way to becoming the Middleweight Champion of the World.

Release Date:April 3rd, 1956
Running Time:114 minutes
Directed By:
Robert WiseRobert Wise
Written By:
No image existsErnest Lehman
No image existsRocky Graziano
No image existsRowland Barber
Paul NewmanPaul Newman
No image existsPier Angeli
No image existsEverett Sloane
No image existsEileen Heckart
No image existsSal Mineo
No image existsHarold J. Stone
No image existsJoseph Buloff
No image existsSammy White
No image existsArch Johnson
No image existsRobert P. Lieb
No image existsTheodore Newton

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Somebody Up There Likes Me Movie Review by Movie Addict (10/12/2008)

After being knocked out in The Silver Chalice, Paul Newman and Pier Angeli get a rematch in this film based upon the autobiography of Rocky Graziano.

Yes, I love sports movies, and this story is the original Rocky as it tells the story of a bum, a petty thief, a con, a dishonorably discharged loser who came back and made...

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